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Stio Downwater Anorak (Women’s)

$149 $89 from Stio 40% off

Stio released the first version of the Downwater Anorak last year and we loved it. Made from a rugged water-resistant nylon treated with UPF 50-plus sun protection, it fends off wind and water while still looking casual enough to wear around town.


Stio Divide Shirt (Women’s)

$89 $53 from Stio 40% off

Tester Kelly Bastone included the Divide shirt in her roundup of the best do-it-all women’s shirts because of its sweat-mopping, odor-squelching fabric and “smart-looking construction.” Whether you’re conquering an overnight flight or a multi-day trek, this shirt will keep you comfortable and feeling fresh through it all.


The Passion Paradox (hardcover)

$20 $8 from Amazon 60% off

Written by Outside columnist Brad Stulberg and running coach Steve Magness, The Passion Paradox shows readers how they can find and cultivate their passion and avoid its dangers. In researching the book, Stulberg wrote: “I learned that nearly everything people think about passion is wrong.”


The North Face North Dome Stretch Wind Jacket (Men's)

$129 $85 from Backcountry 34% off

This jacket was our favorite alpine shell in our 2019 Summer Buyer's Guide. The hand pockets didn't interfere with a harness, and the fabric is stretchy, durable, and weather resistant. “It’s not breathable enough for running, but the details that make it ideal for climbing work just as well for getting to the crag on a bike or on foot,” our testers wrote.


Lazer Z1 Helmet

$230 $105 from Backcountry 54% off

For long days on a bike, this is the helmet you want. When we reviewed it back in 2015, our tester Aaron Gulley wrote: “The Z1 has 31 gaping vents, breathes better than André Greipel in a sprint, and kept us cool on even the muggiest afternoons.”

Patagonia Micro Puff Hoodie (Men's)

$299 $179 40% off

This superlight jacket is filled with the company’s brand-new PlumaFill insulation, made of hydrophobic polyester fibers that mimic the structure of down—gossamer tendrils radiating from a central spine. Rather than being blown into baffles like other synthetic down, the PlumaFill is tacked between sheets of ten-denier nylon fabric in long strands, so it won’t shift and create cold spots.